YouTuber Colleen Ballinger Apologizes for Past Insensitive Videos
Colleen Ballinger, who is known for her “Miranda Sings” character, is addressing newly resurfaced videos and past comments.
The 33-year-old YouTuber posted a video called “addressing everything” on Tuesday (May 12).
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In the video, Colleen spoke about various topics, including a video of her and her sister from 14 years ago in which she does Latina characters “completely based on racial stereotypes.”
“It is not funny, and it is completely hurtful. I am so ashamed and embarrassed that I ever thought this was okay,” she said.
She also discussed a video from 12 years ago about an overweight woman next to her on a flight.
“That is not the woman I am today. I’m such a huge advocate for women…the fact that I talked negatively about someone who is overweight is absolutely disgusting to me.”
She also discussed a story about her dog being put down after biting her as a child, which was seen by some as insensitive.
“To anyone and everyone who was hurt or offended by the statements I made when I was younger, I am so, so sorry. I hope you all can see that the person I am today is so far from the person I was a decade ago.”
Colleen also explained a situation with a fan that has become overblown. A young fan had made a video saying that she was upset with her, but she showed her receipts as to why her interactions with the fan were not inappropriate.
Watch Colleen‘s apology video…
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